Dr. Ruth stands up for abortion, migrant rights as film opens abroad
KYODO NEWS By Matthew Carland
Aug 24, 2019
The documentary film "Ask Dr. Ruth" chronicles the remarkable life of Ruth Westheimer, an orphan of the Holocaust who ascended to fame in the 1980s as a sex therapist and talk show personality after immigrating to the United States.
As the film, which premiered earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival, opens internationally throughout the summer including in Japan in late August, Westheimer spoke with Kyodo News in her New York home about abortion access and the rights of migrants amid developments she finds "very problematic" as a reproductive health expert and former child refugee.